Online Resources - Transfer Center
AICCU stand for the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. This site provides a Guide to AICCU Colleges with campus fact sheets for private colleges and universities in California. Students can also use this website to see if the private institution accepts the IGETC and/or CSU GE plan. View the GE Acceptance Chart for the California Independent Colleges and Universities (PDF).
Use ASSIST to explore majors and plan major-related courses at the community college level in preparation for transferring to a UC or CSU.
Students can use CaliforniaColleges.edu to explore California colleges and universities. Some features on this website include:
- Higher Education Options in California: Contains information about the differences between a California community college, the California State University system, the University of California system, and the private colleges in California.
- Admissions: Contains information about the admission requirements for California community colleges, California State Universities, the University of California campuses, as well as independent institutions in California. Information about applying to these colleges and universities are also found in this section of the website.
- Explore Colleges: Browse and use the Matching Assistant tool to find college(s) that fit your preferences.
- Transfer Planner: Input the courses you’ve taken or are taking to better understand how you are meeting the General Education requirements for the CSU and UC system. The courses entered in this Transfer Planner will also show up in the Transfer Planner feature on CSUMentor.
- Finance: This section of the website provides information about the cost to attend college, how to pay for college, and examples of financial aid packages students receive based on their family income.
- Career: You can take an interest inventory and explore careers as well as its related major(s). A special section is dedicated to Nursing careers, Teaching careers, and Fast-Growing careers.
College Review Journal -
The College Review Journal is an organization dedicated to helping students research and learn about the best online colleges and universities in the United States. You can read reviews of top online colleges, learn about campus accreditations, find scholarship programs, and learn how to apply for financial aid.
College Source -
CollegeSource.org is an online library of catalogs, campus websites, and course descriptions from colleges and universities in the United States. This is a great resource if you need to obtain a course description from many years ago or from an institution out of the area. To access information on CollegeSource, use a computer located on the Ohlone campus.
CSU Mentor -
CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the CSU system, select a CSU campus to attend, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission. Personal data entered by the user is not released without the user's express consent and direction.
- Application Fee Waiver: Contains information about how to obtain an application fee waiver through the online application or a form.
- Applying to the CSU: Contains the online CSU Application as well as application deadlines. Before applying, ALWAYS check to see if the CSU campus you are interested in is accepting applications for your major and term. Check Open/Closed Majors.
- Cost of Attendance : This page contains a chart showing the cost to attend a CSU.
- International Students : Provides information such as application requirements, testing requirements, and costs, specifically for international students.
- Student Life: This Frequently Asked Questions section contains information about housing, transportation, the weather, crime statistics, local employment, and more!
- Transfer Planner: Select the link to Transfer Planner, log into your account, input the courses you’ve taken or are taking and better understand how you are meeting the General Education requirements for the CSU and UC system. The courses entered in this Transfer Planner will also show up in the Transfer Planner feature on CaliforniaColleges.edu.
Eureka.org is a comprehensive career and educational information internet site. Students need to request an “Eureka Site ID Code” to utilize this resource by contacting the Transfer Center. Some features include:
- Self-Assessment: You can take different inventories about your interests and skills and trace your findings with related occupations and/or majors.
- Occupational Information: You can search for a specific occupation and trace its job outlook, salary potential, as well as majors that lead to this particular occupation.
- College Information: You can search for a specific major and trace the possible occupations this major leads to as well as locate public California colleges and universities that have your major.
HBCU Mentor -
HBCU stands for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities system. HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents through higher education. HBCUs enroll 14 percent of all African American students in higher education and in 1999, these institutions matriculated 24 percent of all African American students enrolled in four-year colleges, awarded Master's Degrees and first-professional degrees to about one in six African American men and women, and awarded 24 percent of all baccalaureate degrees earned by African Americans nationwide (U.S. Dept of Education). Visit HBCU Mentor for a list of these institutions.
Ohlone Transfer Guides -
There are curriculum guides that help transfer students work toward transferring to a university and earn a degree from Ohlone College. To view curriculum guides that can help you transfer and earn a degree, view select the guides under the column called “Transfer Focus” on the Curriculum Guides Chart. As always, make sure to meet with an Ohlone counselor to best plan for your academic goals.
University of California (UC) -
This is the systemwide University of California website for students and parents. It is a great way to learn about and explore UC campuses. Some features include:
- Advanced Placement: A chart shows how each UC grants credit for AP exams.
- Answers for Transfers (PDF): Written for students who are planning to transfer to UC from California community colleges, from other colleges and universities, or from one UC campus to another. This booklet is designed to answer the essential questions prospective students have about UC’s eligibility, selection and financial aid policies.
- Applying to the UC: Contains the online UC Application as well as application deadlines. Before applying, ALWAYS check to see if the UC campus you are interested in is accepting applications for your major and term. Check Open/Closed Majors.
- Application Fees and Fee Waivers: Contains a chart showing the application fee; information about obtaining a fee waiver through the online application or a paper form; maximum number of fee waivers granted is four.
- Career Center: Links to the career centers of the UC campuses.
- Cost of Attendance : This page contains the average cost to attend a UC. Examples of how students pay for their education with student testimonies is also available on this page.
- Housing: Contains information about housing options, how to apply for housing.
- International Students: Provides information such as application requirements, testing requirements, and costs, specifically for international students.
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